2. That same 10 year old made the mistake of leaving her favorite doll in our bed, got distracted and it was there all day. Naturally, upon discovering the forgotten doll, my husband and I did what any normal parent would do and took the doll hostage and sent our kid a list of demands. And no kidnapper worth their salt would expect anyone to pay up without proof of life, so we included a photo of the doll to prove the doll was still okay. It's probably more motivational if your kidnap victim looks scared in the photo but I'm not aware of "scared" model of American Girl dolls. Our daughter thought our little joke was funny right up until she stopped thinking it was funny. That was when we pretended we didn't know what she was talking about and began dramatically asking her when she saw the doll last and if she could describe what the dolll was wearing.
|Not the family photo you frame and stick on the mantle. But it is the one that reminds me of the endearing chaos that is my life with a crowded bathroom at bedtime. I look forward to a whole weekend with this crew.|